I've gotten back to the drawing this summer. Still the stems, a few leaves and opening flower to go but thought I'd share the drawing here as it is progressing.
Since I have live plants in the garden at this time I am able to get more detail and color accuracy.
Photo references, sketches ~
Drawing on the "good" paper (I use Fabriano Artistico hot press for this) ~ Tracing paper to masks the white area of the paper.
Building up the rich pinks of the flower with colored pencil ~
Layers of green colored pencil along with some light and dark red violet and sepia to create depth ~